Orders for dual-fuel LNG vessels broke all records in 2021 with a total of 240 ships globally. That is more than the previous 4 years mixed. And growth appears set to proceed unabated in 2022.
According to information from classification society DNV, orders for 56 dual-fuel LNG vessels have been positioned in January and February.This change in demand has created quite a buzz at Svanehøj. The Danish marine pump specialist quadrupled gross sales of its patented deepwell gas pumps in 2021, and there are many indications that gross sales might improve even further in 2022.
Svanehøj has simply secured an order for fuel pump methods for 15 dual-fuel LNG container vessels (7,000 TEU), which are to be constructed at Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding. The whole of 30 deepwell gas pumps might be delivered from August 2022 to January 2024. The order is amongst Svanehøj’s largest regarding LNG gas to date. It is the second time within the final year that this buyer has chosen Svanehøj as the provider of LNG fuel pump methods. In July 2021, they signed a contract for deepwell pumps for 10 dual-fuel LNG container vessels (15,000 TEU).
“Until a couple of years ago, using LNG as a marine gasoline was restricted to LNG carriers and smaller ships. But we are now seeing a pointy improve in fuel pump orders for deep sea vessels similar to container ships and automotive carriers. We had been chosen as the provider of gasoline pump methods for over 50% of the dual-fuel LNG container vessels ordered globally in 2020-21. And เกจวัดแรงดันภาษาอังกฤษ aim to increase our market share further within the coming years”, says Johnny Houmann, Chief Sales Officer, Svanehøj.
Large investment in lean manufacturing and new tools
To assist the green transition of the maritime business, Svanehøj is at present investing more than DKK 10 million in upgrading its production facilities in Denmark. A new factory layout with manufacturing cells and robotics will assist Svanehøj’s formidable growth technique and reduce lead instances for all products.
“We have made a strategic determination to implement lean manufacturing. By rethinking our processes, we count on to increase productivity and capacity by up to 50%,” says Mikkel Bülow Bundgaard Sørensen, Lean Specialist, Svanehøj.
Svanehøj has entered 2022 with a brand new strategy and a goal of doubling its turnover to DKK 1 billion ($152 million) by the end of 2026. In addition to fuel pumps for LNG, LPG, and carbon-neutral fuels, Svanehøj sees great potential in growing pump options for the infrastructure to be built round Power-to-X and carbon seize and storage (CCS).
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